ISCRAES Virtual Interactive Symposium Programme (Subject to change)

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Time Category
09:00-09:10 Welcome speech: Prof. Mark Rogers, Registrar, Deputy President and Vice President for Academic Affairs, University College Dublin, Ireland.
09:10-09:20 Introduction of CRAES: A potential journey to ISCRAES:   Dr. M. Ibrahim Khalil, Coordinator (CRAES) and Convenor (ISCRAES 2020).



Opening speeches:

1. Minister Eamon Ryan,  Department of Environment, Climate and Communications (DECC), Ireland.

2.Prof. Takashi Kosaki, President, International Union of Soil Sciences (IUSS). Japan

3. Prof. Roslyn Gleadow, President, Global Pant Council (GPC), Australia.

10:05-10:30 Coffee break 
                               Plenary speeches (25 min talk+5 min questions)
10:30-11:00 Dr. Federica Matteoli, FAO, Rome, Italy. Global Perspectives and Inter-linkages of FAO‘s Climate-Smart Agriculture with UN SDGs. (P-1)
11:00-11:30 Prof. Nina Buchmann, ETH Zurich, Switzerland. Agroecosystems today and in the future: Drivers of or driven by climate change. (P-2)
11:30-12:00 Prof. Alan Matthews, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland Promoting Climate-Resilient Agri-Environmental Systems in the EU’s Common Agricultural Policy. (P-3)
12:00-12:15 Ms.  Laura Giappichelli,  EASME, European Commission, Belgium (Invited) LIFE and Climate Action in Agriculture (I-1)
12:15-13:00 Lunch break and Networking
                                  Parallel sessions: Keynote (20 min talk+ 5 min Q&A),  Oral (12 + 3) and Flash (6 + 3)
13:00-13:05 Decision Support Tools (Sponsor: GFZ-Potsdam, Germany/GHG-Manage) Agrometeorology (Sponsor: AGMET, Ireland)
Chair:  Prof. Christoph Müller (J-L Univ. Giessen, Germany) Chair: Dr. Klara Finkele (Met Eireann, Ireland)
Speaker Title of presentation Speaker Title of presentation
13:05-13:30 Keynote address:  Keynote address: 
Dr. Jon Hillier, Edinburgh University, Scotland, UK. Decision support tools for environmentally sustainable farming: How do they help? (K-1)  Dr. David B. Boorman, Centre for Ecology & Hydrology, UK. Establishing a national soil moisture monitoring network for the UK – the good, the bad and the completely unexpected. (K-2)
Theme 1, Session I (Oral) Theme 2, Session I (Oral)
13:30-13:45 Gottschalk Pia, Syed Faiz-Ul Islam, Jon Hillier, Mohammad I. Khalil and Bruce Osborn: Evaluating aspects of the Cool-farm-tool: model assessments versus measurements. (O-1) Maier Regine, Lukas Hörtnagl, Markus Staudinger, Valentin H Klaus and Nina Buchmann: Measuring nitrous oxide fluxes with a mobile eddy covariance system: First results across three Swiss croplands. (O-9)
13:45-14:00 Jonckheere Inge and Esther Mertens: On the use of (geo) spatial tools for support on national GHG-inventory reporting. (O-2) Barron-Gafford Greg, Alyssa Salazar, Isaiah Barnet-Moreno, Moses Thompson, Blue Baldwin, Patrick Murphy and Jordan Macknick: Dryland Agrivoltaics: Co-locating food and renewable energy production creates a climate-resilient agri-environmental system for maximizing food production and water savings. (O-10)
14:00-14:15 Kruijt Bart, Reinder Nouta, Cor Jacobs, Merit van den Berg, Christian Fritz, Ronald Hutjes, Wietse Franssen, Katja Klumpp and Bruce Osborne: Towards operational quantification of GHG exchange in heterogeneous agricultural landscapes and experimental plots. (O-3) Ishola Kazeem A., Reamonn M. Fealy, Gerald Mills and Rowan Fealy: Vegetation response to local surface-atmosphere feedbacks during 2018 summer heatwaves and droughts in Ireland. (O-11)
14:15-14:30 Vanrespaille Helena, Mia Tits and Annemie Elsen: Developing carbon accounting at farm level to monitor C-storage and NO2-volatilization in agricultural soils. (O-4) Logakrishnan Mohana Priya, Stuart Green, Tamara Hochstrasser and Reamonn Fealy: Assessing the impact of seasonal weather extremes on farm feed use in Irish dairy farms. (O-12)
14:30-14:45 Yeluripati Jagadeesh, Ina Pohle and Miriam Glendell: Development of DNDC-meta-model to estimate GHG emissions from Norwegian organic soils. (O-5) Murphy Darren J., Philip Shine, Bernadette O’ Brien and Michael D. Murphy: Investigating the efficacy of utilising meteorological data for modelling herbage mass on Irish pasture-based systems. (0-13)
14:45-15:00 Shine Philip, Michael Breen, John Upton and Michael D. Murphy: A decision support system for energy efficient and renewable energy technologies on dairy farms. (O-6) Raymond Joanna, Stephen Dorling, Andrew Lovett, Ian Mackay, Haidee Philpott and Steven Penfield: Weatherproofing for a smarter, resilient and more sustainable agri-sector. (O-14)
15:00-15:15 Thomas Ian, Eva Mockler, Chris Werner, Fiachra O’Loughlin, Per-Erik Mellan-der and Michael Bruen: Next-generation national mapping of soil moisture deficits, runoff and diffuse phosphorus losses in Irish agricultural catchments for decision support. (O-7) Mellander Per-Erik and Philip Jordan: Wicked problems and extreme weather: changing perspectives for nutrient pollution management. (O-15)
15:15-15:30 Giannakopoulos Christos, Anna Karali, Christina Papadaskalopoulou, Giannis Lemesios, Konstantinos V. Varotsos, Despoina Charchousi, Marco Moriondo, Maria Papadopoulou, Marinos Markou and Maria Loizidou: LIFE ADAPT2CLIMA tool: A decision support tool for adaptation to climate change impacts on the Mediterranean islands’ agriculture. (O-8) Jarmain Caren, Eunice Avenant, Adriaan Van Niekerk, Pascalina Mohlotsane, Henry Jordaan, Carlos Poblete-Echeverría and Garth Stephenson: Water footprint as a sustainability indicator for table and wine grape production. (O-16)
15:30-16:00 Coffee break and networking
16:00-16:05 Decision Support Tools (Sponsor: GFZ-Potsdam, Germany/GHG-Manage) Agrometeorology (Sponsor: AGMET, Ireland)
Co-Chair: Dr. Inge Jonckheere (FAO, Italy) Co-Chair: Prof. Owen Fenton (Teagasc, Ireland)
Theme 1, Session II (Flash) Theme 2, Session II (Flash)
16:05-16:14 Nieuwenhuis Maarten and Anders Lundholm: Alternative management models for Ireland’s western peatland forests to improve the provision of Ecosystem Services. (F-1) Minoli Sara, Femke Lutz and Christoph Müller. Do climate change impacts and adaptation modify the potential for agricultural intensification? (F-10)
16:14-16:23 Ktenioudaki Anastasia, Haley Inselberg, Alyssa Smith, Natalia Peres, Colm O’Donnell and Maria Cecilia Do Nascimento Nunes: Innovative systems approach to address supply chain waste in strawberries. (F-2) McAdam Jim, Steffi Carter, Anne Jungblut, Matt Aitkenhead, Chris Evans, Sergio Radic and Matthew McNee: A science-based policy response to predicted climate change in the Falkland Islands (52°S). (F-11)
16:23-16:32 Khalil Mohammad I. and Bruce A. Osborne: Potential of the DNDC model to predict long-term changes in N2O emissions and SOC in permanent grassland. (F-3) O’Flaherty Sile M., Sarah Healion and Andy Fogarty: Investigation of the variation of environmental toxins on an Irish Bog System. (F-12)
16:32-16:41 Moral Francisco J., Francisco J. Rebollo and Joao Serrano: Hazard assessment of pasture soil fertility from an objective and probabilistic approach. (F-4) Guisado Fulgencio Honorio, Abelardo García Martin, Carina de Nóbrega Barcelos, Adélia Oliveira de Sousa and José Rafael Marques da Silva: Analysis of meteorological variables and the vegetation index in vine cultivation: Adaptation and trend in the context of climate change. (F-13)
16:41-16:50 Tsyrybka Viktar, Hanna Ustsinava and Ilya Lahachou: The agrophysical properties of soils as the basis of soil protection agriculture (based on the example of the Braslaŭ region of the Republic of Belarus). (F-5) Murphy Rachael, Karl Richards, Dominika Krol, Amanuel Grebremichael, Luis Lopez-Sangil, James Rambaud, Nicholas Cowan, Gary Lanigan and Matthew Saunders: Eddy covariance and static chamber nitrous oxide emissions from grassland silage production. (F-14)
16:50-16:59 Del Rio Duque Martha Lilia, Michelle Bonatti, Katharina Löhr, Marcos Lana,  Tatiana Rodriguez and Stefan Sieber: Scaling out sustainable land use systems in Colombia: Some insights and implications from two regional case studies. (F-6) Hochstrasser Tamara, Klara Finkele, Paul Murphy, Owen Fenton, Karl Richards, Eve Daly, Matthew Saunders and Agmet Group: Towards an Irish National Soil Moisture Measurement Network. (F-15)
16:59-17:08 Lessire Francoise and Isabelle Dufrasne: Evolution of grazing practices in Belgian dairy farms: Results of two surveys. (F-7) Simón Luis L. Paniagua, Abelardo García-Martín, Mª Engracia Guerra Velo and Francisco J. Moral García: Winter chilling trends in the southwest of the Iberian Peninsula for plum tree hybrids under a climate change context. (F-16)
17:08-17:17 Moral Francisco J., Francisco J. Rebollo and Joao Serrano: Management zones delineation on grazed permanent pastures using low cost geophysical surveys. (F-8) Martín Abelardo García, Luis L. Paniagua Simón, Fulgencio Honorio Guisado and Mª Engracia Guerra Velo: Aridity seasons and climate change in main crop areas of template fruit tree in southwest of Iberian Peninsula (Spain). (F-17)


O’Rourke Sharon M.  and Nazish A. Amin: Assessment of carbon:nutrient stoichiometry to increase soil organic carbon sequestration in long-term studies. (F-9)

Wackerhagen Carolina, Ragnar Leming, Nicolas Metayer, Trötschler Patrick and Vanessa S. Ortega. LIFE AgriAdapt Webtool for Sustainable Adaptation of European Agriculture to Climate Change. (F-9a)

Walkiewicz Anna, Piotr Bulak, Mohammad Ibrahim Khalil and Bruce Osborne: Seasonal variability of CH4 uptake by various forest soils – the effect of temperature and precipitation. (F-18)